Short Interest in Ishares Msci Brazil Index Fund (EWZ) Declines By 27.5%

Ishares Msci Brazil Index Fund (NYSEARCA:EWZ) was the target of a large drop in short interest in March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 14,126,121 shares, a drop of 27.5% from the March 15th total of 19,480,370 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 13,483,304 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.0 days.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Ishares Msci Brazil Index Fund by 21,288.0% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,733,706 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $151,029,000 after purchasing an additional 3,716,249 shares during the last quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Ishares Msci Brazil Index Fund by 207.7% in the 4th quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 1,926,350 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $77,921,000 after purchasing an additional 1,300,310 shares during the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership purchased a new position in shares of Ishares Msci Brazil Index Fund in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $56,102,000. Glovista Investments LLC grew its stake in shares of Ishares Msci Brazil Index Fund by 86.9% in the 4th quarter. Glovista Investments LLC now owns 685,816 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock valued at $27,611,000 after purchasing an additional 318,776 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Meitav Dash Investments Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of Ishares Msci Brazil Index Fund in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $23,090,000.

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Shares of NYSEARCA EWZ opened at $41.88 on Tuesday. Ishares Msci Brazil Index Fund has a fifty-two week low of $31.78 and a fifty-two week high of $47.85.

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Ishares Msci Brazil Index Fund Company Profile

iShares MSCI Brazil Capped Index Fund (the Fund), formerly iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund, seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of publicly traded securities in the Brazilian market, as measured by the MSCI Brazil Index (the Index).

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